Update from Emergency Management Director – Wakulla Sheriff’s Office

Local Impacts:
Low-level sheet flow flooding is expected to drain and/or dry up rapidly.

The primary ongoing concern is flooding along waterways (creeks and rivers).  However, all of the major waterways (Sopchoppy and St. Marks Rivers) have crested and will begin to fall slowly through the weekend.  Lost Creek appears to be slowly rising on the south end.  Swirl Sink and Lost Creek Sinks appear to be overflowing. Please see document for more information Tropical Storm Debby6_27_2012_SitRep05

Priorities / Objectives / Major Status:

The county is still responding to issues related to lingering low-lying and river flooding, particularly in Sopchoppy.  Initial emergency response activities (e.g. evacuations, search and rescue) are dwindling.  Emergency response assets will be right-sized today.


– The transition to recovery activities, including human services and damage assessment begins today.


There are no current mandatory evacuation or restricted travel orders in effect.  As long as the roadway is clear, it is open for public access.

– Approximately 75 residences have been impacted to some degree to date:  2 due to trees fallen on structure, the remainder due to flooding.

– Residents are encouraged to contact the Wakulla County Emergency Management to report any damages, regardless if they require assistance.  This information will be utilized in determining the needs for federal disaster and/or non-profit organization assistance.